Russia spent 6.5 billion rubles to help refugees from Ukraine

Russia spent 6.5 billion rubles to help refugees from Ukraine | Русская весна

There are about 2.5 million Ukrainian citizens in Russia now. It is about 6% of all the population of Ukraine. Konstantin Romodanovsky, head of Federal Migration Service, said 250 thousand Ukrainian citizens applied for temporary asylum in Russia and 225 thousand were granted it.

Romodanovsky also said that the Russian government spent 6.5 billion rubles to resolve problem of Ukrainian refugees. "They have made major efforts to give Ukrainian refugees an opportunity to adapt quickly and get every document they need to live and work in Russia", he said on Monday at the meeting of migration experts from Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

"2,5 mln is one million more than we had last year", said Romodanovsky. He noticed that about 810 thousand came from Southeastern Ukraine. "Almost each federal disctrict of Russian Federation has temporary accommodation centers, their total number is 760, where about 35 thousand people are lodged, including nearly 11 thousand children under the age of 18 years ", he said.

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